Barbara Kent rings in the New Year!
Bill Brandt, born Hermann Wilhelm Brandt (1904-1983) was a German photographer.
He moved to Paris to study with Man Ray; his work first appeared in the Paris Magazine in 1930.
He photographed for magazines such as Lilliput, Harper’s Bazaar, and News Chronicle.
In “Soho Bedroom” there is a couple locked in a passionate embrace which was published in his book “A Night in London” (1938).
Roy DeCarava (1919 – 2009) was an American artist. He took up photography in the late 1940s; he became one of the most important photographers by chronicling the lives of ordinary people and jazz giants.
His goal, as he said, was “a creative expression, the kind of penetrating insight and understanding of Negroes which I believe only a Negro photographer can interpret.”
Imogen Cunningham (1883-1976) was an American photographer.
She began to take photos in 1901 and her career began with a part time job in the Seattle studio of Edward S. Curtis.
After studying photographic chemistry in Dresden, Cunningham opened a portrait gallery in Seattle, Washington.
She particularly enjoyed photographing nudes and plants in their natural environment.
Harry Callahan (1912-1999) was an American photographer.
He began taking pictures as a hobby and he had no formal training as a photographer except for a few workshops.
Callahan began taking many intimate pictures of his wife Eleanor, and of his daughter, Barbara.